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2016-02-12 Lunda Norte - Over 200 DRC Citizens Arrested for Illegal Immigration
[ANGOP] Dundo -The police of the 7th border unit in the north-east Lunda Norte province arrested on 1-8 February this year, at least 279 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for illegal immigration.

2016-02-12 Orange to Acquire Tigo DRC
[CIO] Telecom giant Orange and Millicom have signed an agreement leading to Orange's acquisition of Millicom's operations in the DRC ("Tigo DRC").

2016-02-11 U.S. Warns of Chaos If Kabila Declines to Surrender Power
[East African] New York -Senior US officials have warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo could be hit by violence worse than Burundi's if President Joseph Kabila does not surrender power later this year.

2016-02-12 UN Secretary-General Envoy Praises Operations to Fight Rebels in DRC
[ANGOP] Luanda -The special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Saydi Djinith, praised on Thursday in Luanda the decision of the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities to create and carry out operations with a view to neutralize all "negative forces" (rebels) in the eastern region of the country.

2016-02-11 Protests Planned Over Kabila Fresh Term 'Bid'
[Nation] Plans to stage protests against President Joseph Kabila's third term bid have been finalised.

2016-02-11 AS Vita Jets in to Face Mafunzo
[Daily News] Zanzibar -Congolese side, AS Vita will arrive in Zanzibar today, ready for their CAF Champions League preliminary round, first leg clash against host Mafunzo FC at the Amaan Stadium on Saturday.

2016-02-10 Time Has Not Run Out in DR Congo
[HRW] The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee is due to hold a hearing today on "good governance" in central Africa, something this troubled region desperately lacks. The timing could not be more crucial.

2016-02-11 ICGLR On Solution to Repatriation of DRC Negative Forces
[ANGOP] Luanda -The return of the members of negative forces defeated during the military conflict waged in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) eastern region to their homeland tops the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) meeting.

2016-02-10 DRC Coach Now Eyeing World Cup
[Observer] DR Congo head coach Florent Ibenge has the ambition to qualify his side for the next Fifa World Cup.

2016-02-11 ICGLR - Congo and Zambian Foreign Ministers Jet in
[ANGOP] Luanda -Foreign Affairs Ministers of Republic of Congo and Zambia, Gakosso Jean Claude and Harry Kalaba, respectively, arrived Wednesday in Luanda to attend ministerial meeting ahead of 6th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

2016-02-10 Ibenge Turns Focus to Afcon, World Cup Qualifiers
[New Times] After lifting the 2016 Africa Nations Championship, Democratic Republic of Congo head coach Jean Florent Ibenge has turned focus on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and 2018 World Cup campaigns.

2016-02-09 'DRC Win At Chan2016 Gives a Third Term to Kabila'
[Independent (Kampala)] CHAN FINAL

2016-02-09 ICC Urged to Review Bias On African Leaders
[Daily News] Arusha -Constitutional Affairs and Justice Minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe has appealed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to consider complaints from African countries regarding The Hague-based court's biased treatment of leaders from the continent.

2016-02-09 Rwanda National Police Hands Over Recovered Car to British Authorities
[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) yesterday handed over to their British counterparts, a stolen Range Rover Sport vehicle that was recovered in Rwanda last year.

2016-02-09 DR Congo Coach Ibenge Hails Rwanda's Hospitality
[New Times] The Democratic Republic of Congo head coach, Jean-Florent Ibenge, has hailed Rwandans for being hospitable and supportive during the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament.

2016-02-08 Intel Vows to Sell Conflict-Free Mineral Products
[East African] Intel Corporation will from the second quarter of 2016 ship mobile phones and other electronic items manufactured using "conflict-free" minerals.

2016-02-08 Tanzania to Share Part of UN Relief Money
[EA Business] Dar es Salaam -The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released $100 million (Tsh.220 billion) from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for aid operations in nine severely underfunded emergencies including Tanzania.

2016-02-09 Congolese President's Onslaught On Youth As They Rise Up for Change
[Fahamu] On Lumumba Day, January 17, 2016, the statue of Patrice Lumumba in Kinshasa was guarded by Congolese security forces blocking anyone who wanted to pay respects to Congo's independence hero. Non-violent youth activists live in constant fear of being jailed or worse as their country slips ever deeper into Orwellian terror.

2016-02-09 DRC Lift Chan 2016
[CAJ News] Kigali -DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DRC) thrashed Mali 3-0 to win the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in an thrilling final played at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali on Sunday.

2016-02-09 Coach Overwhelmed By 'Historic' Championship
[Monitor] There was more to celebrate for African coaches at the just-ended African Nations Championship (Chan) in Kigali, Rwanda with locally-bred tacticians finishing first and second at the fourth edition of the domestic players' tournament on Sunday. Even more to celebrate for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) was that their authoritative 3-0 final procession over Mali at Amahoro Stadium underlined their steady ascendancy on the continent.

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